Romaria de Baco
Tourists clutter Sintra’s Instagrammable centre, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat alongside them all. Tucked down a sidestreet by the whitewashed National Palace, Romaria de Baco dishes up Portuguese favourites for a local-leaning crowd. An exposed stone wall and a vaulted wooden ceiling set the scene for a feast of petisco snacks and succulent calamari. Accompany with plenty of local wine, of course – this spot is named after Bacchus, the Roman god of vino.